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December 22, 2002
The UC Irvine women's basketball team recorded a school record 12 three-pointers on the way to an 86-59 nonconference victory over the Air Force Academy Saturday night. UCI shot 50% from beyond the arc (12-for-24) to break the 1994 record of 10. Wendy Gabbe and Courtney Ferguson led the Anteaters with 21 points each. Gabbe hit five threes, and Ferguson, off the bench, had four. Kristen Green had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Lauren Yadon added 14 points and Christina Callaway had 11 points.
NEWS
September 15, 2002
COLLEGE WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: 'Eaters split COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The UC Irvine women's volleyball team split its two matches Saturday at the Air Force Falcon Invitational to finish with a 3-1 record in the tournament. UCI defeated Furman, 30-15, 30-27, 29-31, 30-27 in the Anteaters first match. Sophomore outside hitter Kelly Wing amassed a career-high 33 kills to lead Irvine to the victory. Rebecca Larsen added 11 kills and senior Chanda McLeod contributed 10 kills and 15 digs.
NEWS
February 19, 2004
Alicia Robinson After a varied career that included being a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, Robert K. Dornan wants to continue his service to the country as the 46th District's congressman. Dornan is challenging Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in the March 2 primary for the seat Rohrabacher has held since 1988. With a reputation for speaking his mind, it's not surprising that much of Dornan's career has put him in the public eye. He's hosted political talk shows on TV and radio, he's been a movie and a TV actor, and he's even been a cab driver in Los Angeles.
NEWS
By: Mark R. Madler | September 10, 2005
During his career with the Burbank Police Department, Edward Skvarna often thought that the then Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport would be a nice place to work. Now that he is chief of the Bob Hope Airport Police Department, he is finding out just how true that is. "If I'm not doing some public service, I don't know what I'd be doing," said Skvarna, who lives in the Santa Clarita Valley. "It's a natural place for me to be." Skvarna was named as the new chief of the 32-member department during a ceremony on Sept.
NEWS
April 23, 2005
Fred Woodworth, 96, was born on a small farm in Nebraska and spent the first part of his life working as a farmer. After completing college and working as a teacher for a few years in Nebraska, he decided to move to California where the wages were higher. Disappointed with California's public school system, Woodworth joined the Air Force during World War II and taught at the Santa Ana Army Air Base. He moved his family from Burbank to the Balboa Peninsula and bought a house on the beach -- one of the only houses on the beach in 1942.
NEWS
March 13, 2005
Elia Powers Madine Pulaski wasn't one to back down from a challenge. When her first husband, pilot Walt Parsel, told her she lacked the flight knowledge to criticize him for in-air maneuvers, she took it as a call to action. "She decided in self defense to get her pilot license," said friend Link Mathewson. "That was her motivation, and she took off from there." A resident of Newport Beach for more than 30 years, Pulaski died Feb. 27 of pancreatic cancer at Hoag Hospital.
LOCAL
By Steve Smith | January 4, 2010
The Smith family will drive about 60 miles Saturday to visit the Amoroso family in Murrieta. Melo Amoroso has been my friend for 34 years and was the best man at my wedding. Over the years, Melo and I have maintained close contact, but the geography has made it difficult to get together as often as we’d like. A couple of weeks ago, Melo and his wife, Susan, sent us an invitation to a type of gathering I’d never heard of, though I was quite pleased to see it organized.
NEWS
May 13, 2001
Young Chang George Forteville and Don Winton talk about their trip to Israel as if they've just returned from an old friend's home. The Sea of Galilee is the most beautiful lake in the world as far as Winton, 81, is concerned. It's also where the Bible says Jesus walked on water, where he grew up and where he spent most his life, the Corona del Mar resident added. Forteville, of Newport Beach, was affected by the Garden Tomb of Jesus, where the Bible says Christ was resurrected.
NEWS
May 28, 2008
Marilou “Lou” Schwarz Taylor – AKA “Best Mom” Born February 12, 1928, in Hollywood, California, to Walter and Helen Schwarz, Marilou “Lou” Schwarz Taylor, a long time resident of Corona del Mar passed away May 4, 2008, after a seven year bout with liver cancer. She is survived by her only child, Stacy Morgan Taylor of Laguna Niguel. During the 1950’s, Lou was a professional award winning ballroom dancer, dancing at the Coconut Grove and the Avalon Casino to the live music of Guy Lombardo, Benny Goodman, Freddy Martin and Merv Griffin.
NEWS
October 2, 2003
Deirdre Newman A picture of Beverly Beesemyer at age 25 is reminiscent of a glossy of a young movie star -- a face of soft features, with sparkling eyes and a warm smile. But the photogenic exterior belies her fierce passion for flying and the gritty determination that allowed her to become a pilot. That passion was realized in 1943 when Beesemyer was inducted into the selective Women Air Force Service Pilots of World War II. Her job was to tow targets in B-26s for the gunnery practice of male pilots in B-17 bombers.
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By Britney Barnes | October 20, 2012
When Alex Posa, 12, was asked if he wanted to meet the president, he didn't hesitate to say yes. The experience didn't disappoint. "I was pretty excited," Alex said. "I couldn't wipe the smile off my face for the next week. " The Ensign Intermediate School seventh-grade student played hooky with his mother, Carol Seguin, Oct. 8 to meet President Obama. After meeting the president, Alex wrote a report about the experience for his teachers to make up for the absence. "It was a chance of a lifetime to meet the president of the United States and the leader of the free world," Seguin said.
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By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | January 4, 2011
COSTA MESA — A memorial for a Mission Viejo resident who was fatally stabbed in Costa Mesa on New Year's Day, has been set for Saturday afternoon. Robert Sickles' ashes will be buried in the cemetery at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, family members said Tuesday. "It's senseless," his father, Jim Sickles, 49, said in a phone interview from his Mission Viejo home. "These guys don't go looking for fights. " He was referring to his son, Robert, 27, and Robert's brother, David Sickles, 21, whom Robert had been apparently trying to protect just moments before Robert was stabbed in the chest.
NEWS
From Latimes.com | November 15, 2010
The remains of an Army Air Forces captain who went missing in action during World War II have been returned to his family and will receive a burial with full military honors off the coast of Newport Beach, the Department of Defense said. George W. Grismore of Salt Lake City and five crew members departed Tanauan Airfield in the province of Leyte, Philippines, on March 12, 1945, for a resupply mission to guerrilla troops. Their C-47A Skytrain failed to return, and a search that extended 10 miles wide on each side of the intended route revealed no trace of the men or their aircraft.
FEATURES
By Jim Carnett | May 18, 2010
Saturday’s Armed Forces Day would have slipped by unnoticed had I not spied an item in this newspaper (“1,776 flags for awareness,” May 15). Celebrated the third Saturday in May, Armed Forces Day pays tribute to America’s men and women in uniform. Sadly, it’s overlooked in the clamor and emotion of Memorial Day and Veterans Day. President Harry S Truman proclaimed the first Armed Forces Day in 1950. At the time, I’d been in the Army for three months.
LOCAL
By Steve Smith | January 4, 2010
The Smith family will drive about 60 miles Saturday to visit the Amoroso family in Murrieta. Melo Amoroso has been my friend for 34 years and was the best man at my wedding. Over the years, Melo and I have maintained close contact, but the geography has made it difficult to get together as often as we’d like. A couple of weeks ago, Melo and his wife, Susan, sent us an invitation to a type of gathering I’d never heard of, though I was quite pleased to see it organized.
NEWS
May 28, 2008
Marilou “Lou” Schwarz Taylor – AKA “Best Mom” Born February 12, 1928, in Hollywood, California, to Walter and Helen Schwarz, Marilou “Lou” Schwarz Taylor, a long time resident of Corona del Mar passed away May 4, 2008, after a seven year bout with liver cancer. She is survived by her only child, Stacy Morgan Taylor of Laguna Niguel. During the 1950’s, Lou was a professional award winning ballroom dancer, dancing at the Coconut Grove and the Avalon Casino to the live music of Guy Lombardo, Benny Goodman, Freddy Martin and Merv Griffin.
NEWS
By Kelly Strodl | September 8, 2007
Roger McBride was sitting on a two-ton truck at a rest stop 50 miles south of Fresno when he realized he wanted to serve in the Air National Guard no matter what. At the time he was traveling with the 222nd Combat Communications Squadron based out of Costa Mesa to a training camp in Boise, Idaho. Half the convoy was lost along Route 99, and the squad’s captain blazed up and down the highway looking for errant squad members. “But we had so much fun; that was what made me decide to stay in the guard,” McBride said.
NEWS
By Byron De Arakal | August 16, 2007
A few Sundays ago, honor and reverence hung heavy in the air at Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park. That morning, a collection of notable Costa Mesans, politicians and several crisply attired representatives of the nation's armed forces gathered to dedicate the Costa Mesa Veterans Memorial. The memorial is a reality because of the vision of Costa Mesan Bud Hohl, the support of the Costa Mesa Community Foundation led by the tireless Cindy Brenneman, and the selfless hours of investment by guys like the Costa Mesa Police Department's Victor Bakkila.
BUSINESS
By Dave Brooks | May 11, 2006
A Costa Mesa company has secured a $5.6-million contract with the Air Force to develop technologies that process information much as the human brain does. U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of Huntington Beach helped broker the deal with Irvine Sensors Corp., for what is known as cognitive sensory technology. "It's the kind of capability where you can get the same approximate speed and power of the human brain," Chief Financial Officer John Stuart said. "It's not a trivial exercise but one we've been working on a long time."
NEWS
By: Mark R. Madler | September 10, 2005
During his career with the Burbank Police Department, Edward Skvarna often thought that the then Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport would be a nice place to work. Now that he is chief of the Bob Hope Airport Police Department, he is finding out just how true that is. "If I'm not doing some public service, I don't know what I'd be doing," said Skvarna, who lives in the Santa Clarita Valley. "It's a natural place for me to be." Skvarna was named as the new chief of the 32-member department during a ceremony on Sept.
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